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'''Lou Silver Harrison''' (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an United States|American composer. He was a student of Henry Cowell, Arnold Schoenberg, and K. P. H. Notoprojo (formerly called K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, informally called Pak Cokro). Harrison is particularly noted for incorporating elements of the world music|music of non-Western cultures into his work, with a number of pieces written for Javanese style gamelan musical instrument|instruments, including ensembles constructed and tuned by Harrison and his partner William Colvig. The majority of his works are written in just intonation rather than the more widespread equal temperament. Harrison is one of the most prominent composers to have worked with microtones.
Birth nameLou Silver Harrison
Alias| birth_date = May 14, 1917
Birth placePortland, Oregon
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Death placeLafayette, Indiana
GenreContemporary classical music
OccupationComposer
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